How To Protect Your Browsing History from Snooping ISP

The most Important Thing that need to be protected by the  Netizens is their Browsing we know that the browsing history is most important and the private issue of the daily internet users.

 A very Few of them might know that the ISP's(Internet Service Provider) are able to sell or handover our browsing history to any one without our permission. 

Congress has moved to dismantle some Obama-era rules that would have protected the online privacy of everyday Americans. This sucks. The deregulation means it will be easier for huge telecom companies to track and sell their customers’ browsing history. This sucks! But not all is lost.

 Regardless of what the Capitol Hill-based wrecking ball does to the FCC’s online privacy rules, there are still steps you can take to protect yourself on the internet. The new era of anti-privacy policies in Washington does mean that companies like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast can collect data about your everyday internet usage. “Your ISP can sell your traffic without any permission, and it’s unclear if they would even have to tell you they were doing it,” Jeremy Gillula, a senior staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF),The White House has already said it “strongly supports” the repeal of the Obama-era rules. Trump is expected to sign the bill into law in the coming days.

Without the FCC’s privacy rules, it’s not just information about web pages you visit that service providers can collect. Your ISP can now track your activity any time your computer accesses the internet. If you check the weather on your phone, your ISP could know that you’re worried about the rain and serve up ads about umbrellas. More realistically, they could sell the data about your daily habits to a marketing firm so that they could serve you more relevant ads.

  But Still We Have Some Other Ways to protect our data and few of them are:

Use Tor

Now let’s get serious. If you really want to keep your browsing habits away from the prying eyes of corporations and the government, Tor is the best bet. It is not, however, the most convenient option nor is it the most comprehensive.

You’ve probably heard of Tor. Tor is everybody’s favorite free anonymity software and is relatively easy to install on a desktop. Tor is also available for Android through a package called Orbot, which is slightly more difficult to install. Once you’re up and running, you can browse the web anonymously, and even weasel your way into the edgy corners of the dark web, if that’s your thing.

There are a couple of major downsides to using Tor all the time. One, it only protects you from snoopers when you’re surfing the web in the Tor browser. Any other internet-connect apps, like email clients or chat apps, will not be anonymized. Two, Tor doesn’t work well with sites that run Cloud Flare’s security software, which is the majority of sites on the web. When you visit these sites, you might have to type in a captcha to prove you’re human which is fine from time-to-time, but Tor users often find themselves typing in captchas every time they visit a new domain.

Tor is not a perfect solution for browsing the web privately. It’s certainly much better than using incognito windows in Chrome or private browsing tabs in Safari. these features don’t protect you at all if you’re worried about obscuring your browsing habits from an ISP or the government.

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